Professor Ebrahim Karimi holds the Canada Research Chair in Structured Quantum Waves, and is the co-director of uOttawa’s Nexus for Quantum Technologies (NexQT). His research focuses on structured quantum waves and their applications in quantum communication, quantum computation, and materials science.
His contributions notably include studies pertaining to the relationship between the quantum spatial properties of photons and electrons, and their internal properties. He has published over 170 scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals and is a co-inventor on 3 patents.
He is currently an Associate Editor of Optics Express, and a Visiting Professor at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light Erlangen-Germany. Moreover, he is a Fellow of Optica, a member of the Global Young Academy, a member of the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists of the Royal Society of Canada, a Visiting Fellow of the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light Erlangen-Germany, and a Fellow of National Research Council Canada-uOttawa Joint Centre for Extreme Photonics.
For his achievements in structured quantum waves, he received the 2018 Ontario Early Researcher Award, the 2019 uOttawa Early Career Researcher of the Year Award, the 2020 Herzberg Medal from the Canadian Association of Physicists, and the 2022 NSERC Arthur McDonald Fellowship.